Floriade Canberra: Australia’s Biggest Celebration of Spring

14th September to 13th October

From $87 full fare or $46 concession, return ticket.

Enjoy Floriade 2019 with the comfort of a door-to-door picks up and drop off with Rixons Buses. Our daily return shuttle bus gives you around 6 hours to enjoy Floriade, have a good lunch and experience the amazing gardens.

This year’s theme: World in Bloom.

With over one million blooms on display Floriade 2019 is the perfect place to experience the beauty of spring. Floriade is a diverse, ever expanding program of music, cultural celebrations, food and wine, horticultural workshops, market traders, artistic displays, entertainment and recreational activities.

Getting There

Rixons Buses are offering a single ticket return door-to-door service for Floriade 2019. Tickets are fully transferable, so you can book now and if the forecast for your day is not so good, then change dates. Floriade runs from 14th September to 13th October so there plenty of opportunity for a good day out. You can book now then give one day’s notice to change the date.

A ticket includes:

  • Morning pick-up from and evening drop-off to one of our standard stops.
  • Optional Door-to-door pick-up and drop-off is a little extra.
  • Fully flexible ticket. Change the date up to the day before the booked date.

Note: the ticket is for transport only. We don’t offer a guided tour, as for Floriade, it’s not necessary.

Cut off times for next day booking: midnight


FAQs

What are your standard stops?

  • Batemans Bay Orient Street Bus Stop (7:30am)
  • Nelligen Steampacket Hotel (7:45am)
  • Braidwood: near Police Station (8:30am)
  • Bungendore Post Office (9:00am)

Note, these are departure times. Please be at these stops 10-15 mins before this time. Additionally, we offer a door-to-door service. Please refer to our booking form for details.

What is door-to-door pick up?

We pick you up at your preferred address, take you to Floriade and return you to your address at the end of the day. Depending on location, the service has a small additional cost. We list those in the separate tab here.

How much time do I have?

We drop you at Floriade around 10:10am and pick up is around 4:20pm. That is plenty of time to wander through the gardens and have lunch. Remember Floriade is quite a big event and includes plenty of food options, so you don’t need to go anywhere else during the day. However, if you are looking for something else to do in this time, take an Uber, taxi or bus into town to visit the shops, restaurants or any of Canberra’s attractions.

How much is Floriade? Are there guided tours?

Entry is free. Walking tours are available via Floriade for $12 and private tour operators can charge $65, but it’s much the same as walking around yourself. You don’t need to pay the extra.

What is the Crappy Weather Policy?

Also known as the ‘Change the date if you want’ policy. Give us 24 hours’ notice and you can change the date to anytime you want.  It means you can book now, for any date, and then change your preferences later. Be it for a bad weather forecast or anything else.